Pandemic and Africa on agenda at 2021 One Climate Summit
World leaders aiming to make 2021 "a milestone for the mobilization for nature" have met for the year's first major environment summit. The event saw pledges to protect the planet and funds for Africa's Great Green Wall.
Biden unveils $1.9 trillion plan to revive pandemic-hit US economy
Joe Biden has announced a massive coronavirus relief package to kickoff his term. The proposal, the first of his "two-step plan", will build on the previous stimulus legislation passed by the US Congress in 2020.
COVID-19: Why you should protect yourself
As the world adjusts to the new variant of the COVID-19 virus and the second wave of this deadly disease, here are the reasons why you should protect yourself and those around you...even if they continue to deny the existence of the highly contagious virus.
Europe kicks off COVID vaccination drive to end pandemic
European Union nations have begun mass vaccinations in an effort to put an end to the health crisis. Outside the EU, the UK, Switzerland and Serbia have already started inoculations.
World ushers in New Year in shadow of pandemic
Confetti fluttered on to frontline workers scattered across Times Square after fireworks burst above eerily quiet landmarks from Puerta del Sol to Copacabana beach, as the world ushered in the New Year with muted celebrations and said good riddance to a pandemic-ridden 2020.
Nigerians relive that most unforgettable of years called 2020
2020 has been a year of upheaval and crisis - one that was shaped by the coronavirus pandemic. But was it all gloom and mayhem? As we say goodbye to 2020 and welcome 2021, here’s how some people felt about this unforgettable year.
2020: Major events that shaped the world
There is no simple way, to sum up this year. Tumultuous, terrifying, wearisome, Resilient, heroic, hopeful? Apart from been a leap year starting on a Wednesday, the year 2020 is the most devastating year ever experienced starting from a deadly pandemic to a global movement for racial justice and several world-shifting events. Here is a timeline of the major events that shaped this year.
'No exit' from pandemic if vaccines are rejected: EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
As the first citizens from the EU's 27 member states get ready to receive their much-awaited Covid-19 vaccines, EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel has defended the longer time it’s taken for the EU to authorise the Pfizer-BioNTech jab. She told FRANCE 24 "the main criteria is the health of our people", and said that European authorities are "taking decisions based on science, they are evidence-based".
Pandemic worsens poverty in Spain
Spain's struggling economy had been showing improvement when the coronavirus pandemic hit the country hard, throwing it into a tailspin. Food banks have become essential in helping people with no foreseeable job prospects feed their families.